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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is here and with it comes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We believe that colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer – if it’s caught early enough. That’s why patients need to be informed about things like risk factors, symptoms, and screenings in order to help prevent 50,000 people in the United States from dying each year because of this terrible disease1.

We care about raising awareness of colorectal cancer because we care about the 140,000 people that will be diagnosed with it this year in the US alone1. Some of these people are our coworkers, our neighbors, our friends.

Over the next month, we’ll be sharing information on prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer and participating in events such as ‘Dress in Blue Day’ in our offices around the world. Join us in raising awareness of this disease and, more importantly, how to fight it.

Barry Slowey
President and Business Unit Leader – Endoscopy

1Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2016.